Victory For Redskins? High Court Rules That Offensive Trademarks Are Free Speech

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A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows trademarks to be as offensive as they want to be is good news for the Washington Redskins, which some people consider the epitome of repulsive team names.

The high court Monday ruled unanimously that a law prohibiting the government from registering trademarks that “disparage” people violates the First Amendment.

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